Victim: Pet, Other
Location: In my yard., Oregon
Year of attack: November 2022
Tell us about the attack
I let my dog, Pippa, outside to do her business in my front yard. It is completely fenced in and she doesn’t wander and I have never had an issue. I went to let her back in after 10 minutes and found her bleeding on my front doorstep and my neighbor’s two pit bulls running away. My husband and I rushed her to the vet, holding the skin of her neck and scalp on with my bare hands as she bled all over me. She didn’t make it after they tried to save her for several hours.
The pit bulls had made a hole in my fence and walked over half a mile from the gate to my house to attack my dog. I watched the security footage from my cameras and all Pippa did was try to run away and hide. At one point she crawls under my car and the pit bulls pull her back out and brutally attack her over and over.
How has your life changed as a result of the attack?
I am traumatized. I lost my best friend in the worst way possible, something she didn’t deserve. I no longer feel safe in my yard. I can’t leave my house and see the area she was attacked without breaking down. I haven’t left my bed in the three weeks since it happened.
Still working on it with animal control.
What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are not misunderstood. Dogs were bred for certain characteristics and pit bulls are bred for fighting, mauling and killing. The only people that seem to “misunderstand” that are pit bull owners. Dog breed prejudice doesn’t exist: we created them to be this way.
I am not advocating to euthanize all pit bulls, but I do agree with the control laws other countries have made: requiring special licenses to own them, euthanize them in shelters, and mandatory sterilization till they eventually disappear.